The Necrons are the new big-bad this year, leaving Chaos from 2019 in the dust, and if you want to reanimate them then you will need the Codex: Necrons, which comes in Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and WD40 Your Joints Standard Edition. To lead your reanimated legion, there can be none other than Szarekh, The Silent King - a huge model that really does encapsulate all the elements of the new Necron range. Displayed in an incredible paint job, this will be a challenge for any hobbyists and a large tool on the tabletop. Probably our favourite model from the new range is the Lokhust Heavy Destroyer, who we finally get a good look at today. Massively beefed up from their older pattern form, this is a beast of a mini, and interestingly only comes one per box. The other tank/ artillery piece for the Necrons is the Canoptek Doomstalker, a leggy doll with a long range sting! This is a push-fit kit, like a larger version of the Canoptek Reanimator found in the Indomitus Boxed Set. Of course what would a new release be without some very cool Necron dice?
Fear not bastions of tyranny, the Imperium has not missed out, with Codex: Space Marines (notice references to 'Astartes' has disappeared?) in both Iron Boot Collector's Edition and Primaris Bully-Boy Standard Edition available on pre-order this week too. The Space Marines also get the Primaris Invader ATV which has been rumoured now for well over a year maybe two, and the Primaris Firestrike Servo-turret, which is kind of boring, but could be handy in a pinch! The Space Marines also get dice, in fact they get the on Chapter colours, with the Iron Hands, Imperial Fists, Salamanders and Raven Guard all getting a set.
Datacards are all the rage, so there's a set for Necrons and Space Marines as well. As with previous editions of both Warhammer 40,000 and Age of $igmar, there's a Getting Started with... which gives you a few cheap minis and a nice book. The last one of these wasn't great, but the first Age of $igmar was brilliant!
Now if you like the look of these forces, there's also a Necrons Overlord Collection and Space Marines Spearhead Collection which gives you some multiples of these minis plus, stupidly, a Warhammer 40,000 Elite Edition set which comes with troops you don't want! Just give us a few sprues of the army we want!
Books this week is Necrons with the The Infinite and The Divine in hardback. Really boring cover!